Level 3 Diploma Course in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals
Approved by the Canine Hydrotherapy Association
“We are really impressed with the additions and style of qualification and are pleased to let you know that we will accept this new qualification as a part of the membership criteria for joining the CHA”.
- Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy Qualification Number: 603/4410/6
- Level: 3
- Credit Value: 44 credits
- Guided Learning Hours: 326 hours
- Total Qualification Time: 440 hours
Qualification Objective: This qualification has been developed to enable learners to develop the required knowledge to provide small animal hydrotherapy. 44 credits are required by students to gain their level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy. Students study the theory side with access to support from their tutors.
The 6 day practical training and assessment takes place at Canine Health & Hydro which is nestled into 9 acres of the stunning Ribble Valley countryside, Lancashire. Next practical course dates –
2023 DATES COMING SOON !!
Canine Health and Hydro have successfully rehabilitated thousands of canines and felines since they opened in 2012, our state of the art equipment includes two water treadmills, large indoor hydrotherapy pool, K Laser Cube 4 and physiotherapy suites making us one of the largest Canine Rehabilitation Centers in the UK.
This course is ran and presented by our team of highly qualified and experienced hydrotherapists, physiotherapists, K Laser therapists and vet nurses.
Learners will gain knowledge of the techniques involved in the provision of hydrotherapy and the assessment required before small animal hydrotherapy commences. They will gain knowledge of medical conditions and their impact on hydrotherapy treatment.
This qualification also develops learner’s knowledge around first aid, small animal behavior and professional practice management. There is a focus on Practical Aquatic Treadmill Therapy and advanced techniques. Learners will be able to conduct gait analysis and review patient performance, business, marketing and set up workshop also included.
This qualification can be used by learners to gain employment in the animal care sector or to set up and start your own hydrotherapy and rehabilitation business or progress to further study in the animal care sector and hydrotherapy qualifications.
Entry requirements: There are no specific entry requirements to access this qualification, with the exception of the minimum age for access to this qualification is 16 years.
Mandatory units delivered –
An Introduction to Hydrotherapy
This unit is intended to provide learners with background information on hydrotherapy. They will understand what hydrotherapy is and various aspects involved in hydrotherapy from the properties of water to the equipment used. Learner will know the legislation related to the practice of hydrotherapy.
Anatomy and Physiology of Small Animals
The unit aims to introduce anatomy and physiology to learners including body systems, tissue types and joint anatomy and physiology in small animals. This will assist understanding of the relationship between anatomy and physiology and providing hydrotherapy to the patient.
Practical Administration of Hydrotherapy
Learners will explore the practical application of hydrotherapy from the initial assessment to preparation of the patient, to hydrotherapy treatment and aftercare. They will be able to conduct hydrotherapy pool sessions. Learners will be able to demonstrate skills in the practical administration of hydrotherapy.
Practical Aquatic Treadmill Therapy
This unit aims to give learners a practical skill set when using the aquatic treadmill. They will develop knowledge to understand factors affecting patients in the aquatic treadmill. They will be able to assess small animal patient for suitable and create a design plan.
Professional Practice Management
The aim of this unit aims to demonstrate to learners the importance of Continual Professional Development and Professional Conduct within the workplace. Learners will develop knowledge of the roles and responsibilities within a hydrotherapy centre and the administration to be carried out.
Extra Business set up, marketing & growth workshop
This workshop is an extra bonus session designed to help learners understand the pit falls and highs in business set up, the necessary and unnessary costs involved in marketing, websites, social media etc, getting vets and orthpaedic surgeons on side in order to build your fabulous new business, or gain the new employment position you are looking for.